The DRM Action Coalition is escalating the pressure on President Obama to address his record rate of deportations by beginning a hunger strike in front of the White House today, with no word of when their action might end.
The group announced last week that they would be staking out a space in nearby Lafayette Square, protesting there each day until the President takes executive action to protect immigrants who would qualify for immigration reform and stop the separation of families.
As Erika Andiola, co-director of the DRM Action Coalition told Fusion last week:
It’s very important for the president to stop deportations, to grant relief to families who are currently in this country, to be able to stop the deportation machine right now.
That’s why we’re here. To say to the president, ‘We are going to stay outside of your house, we’re going to stay outside of your door, your window until you stop the deportations.
View the photos from the DRM Action Coalition today as the hunger strike began: